Ghost Ship Fleet to Shrink Further in 2006

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
According to reports, a top U.S. Maritime Administration official says 2006 could be a good year for the reduction of the aging, environmentally unsound "ghost fleet." Deputy maritime administrator John Jamian said he expects to remove 11 or so obsolete ships from the James River Reserve Fleet next year. The announcement reinforces the agency's earlier predictions that it would miss a congressional deadline to get rid of all the ships by September.
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